Tulsa Woman Thwarts Men Who Beat Down Her Door
TULSA, Oklahoma - When a teenager kicked in her door last night, Kaycie slammed it shut and held on until Tulsa police arrived.
Officers caught four teenagers, including the one who tried to force his way inside, not far from her house.
Kaycie is a brave woman who acted on instinct to save herself and her 15-year-old daughter, who was also at home at the time.
She said she was ready to do whatever she had to in order to survive.
Kaycie was sound asleep Thursday night, and when her dog would not stop barking, she got up and looked out front.
"I had a feeling something wasn't right," Kaycie said.
She saw a young man on her porch and two more in her driveway, so she called 911.
"Then he starts knocking on the door, really hard, almost pounding," Kaycie said.
Kaycie says it was the scariest moment of her entire life.
She knew she had to do whatever it took to protect herself and her daughter, but she didn't have a gun.
"I ran in there and grabbed the biggest knife I could find," Kaycie said.
With a knife in hand and still on the phone to 911, she stared out the window. It was something she'd seen on scary movies, but never dreamed would happen to her.
"All of a sudden, the knocking stopped and the door flew open," Kaycie said. "I was just shocked,"
She didn't have time to think. She just acted on pure adrenaline and instinct, knowing she had to keep the burglars from getting into her home.
"I just ran, grabbed [the door] and slammed it," Kaycie said. "The lock was still open, where it goes in the door, so I locked it back and told her, 'they just broke the door.'"
She stood there, holding the door closed until officers arrived, just moments later.
They quickly caught the three suspects, and a girl, who were hiding under a neighbor's deck.
Two suspects, were bitten by police dogs, including Malik Johnson, who Kaycie saw kick in her door.
"I would've stabbed him," Kaycie said. "I would've figured some way, gone at him and stabbed him."